January06

Mrs.Tonia Alexa Seay Josephina

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Funeral services for Mrs. Tonia Alexa Seay-Josephina will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at the Friendship Baptist Church with Rev. Gerald Harris officiating. Burial will follow at the Mountain Creek A.M.E. Church Cemetery.

Tonia Alexa Seay-Josephina was born on September 26,  1971 in Americus, GA. Tonia gave her life to Christ at an early age and joined Mountain Creek A.M.E. Church where she remained faithful and dedicated even after she no longer resided in Americus. As a young girl, she traveled around the states and across the continent with her military parents, which included living in Germany for three years where she fluently learned to speak the German language. She attended Killeen High School in Killeen, Texas. She later attended DeVry University and GA State University. She worked for Ultimate Medical Academy as a Medical Coding Instructor for many years. Tonia had a passion for teaching. Through quality teaching, she was committed to providing her students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, understanding, and skills necessary for successful employment.

Tonia is preceded in death by the late Eddie Jerome Seay, Bural and Lizzie Pearl Wade, Leaston and Elnora Westbrook Cooper, Cassandra Lichelle Wade and Torrance Wade Cooper. Tonia died on Saturday January 6, 2018 at Southern Regional Medical Center in Atlanta, GA.

Tonia leaves precious memories to her loving parents Retired Army Sgt. Tony Sr. & Dr. Amanda Wade Cooper, Americus, GA: her four children: Tierra Maddox, Atlanta, GA; Dejairus Walton, Columbus, GA; Jazzy Seay and Mikyla Amanda Josephina, Atlanta, GA; her siblings: Tony Jr. (Latoya) Columbus, GA; Terrill (Shakema), Byron, GA; Dexter (Keisha), Americus, GA; Oran Seay, New Jersey, and Shay (Donald) Wright Atlanta, GA; three precious grandchildren: Briceson, Brayden and Kaleb Walton; she will always have a special place in the hearts of her aunts and uncles: A devoted aunt & uncle Retired Army Sgt. Royzell Sr. & Shirley Cooper, Vienna, GA; Bettye Dean, Orlando, FL; Sara (Albert) Mills Jr. & Earnestine (Robert) Colbert, Andersonville, GA; Dr. Oneida (Arthur) Ingram & Michael (Annie) Wade, Americus, GA; Brenda (Melville) Griffin, & April Johnson, Atlanta, GA; Evelyn Williamson, Mt. Vernon, NY; Nadine (John) King, Smithville, GA; Vera (Arie) Arney, Dallas, GA; Rena Cooper, Conyers, GA; Barbara Linnear, Eartha (Johnnie) Robertson, Augusta, GA; Reubin (Vivian) Cooper, Miami, FL; Retired Army Sgt. Thomas (Angellette) Cooper, Fayetteville, NC; Annie Irene Rutherford, Douglasville, GA; Willie, Eddie Lee (Effie) & Delorn Cooper, Leslie, GA; Bettye (Nathaniel) Newsome, Americus, GA; Anne (Tommie), Durham, NC; and Bobby Seay, Americus, GA; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many sorrowing friends, including Michael Josephina and Rick Walton. Her sisters from another mother: Kalema Dunn, Cindy Stewart and Tanisha Rowe. Tonia loved everyone and was loved by her family and friends. Tonia will always be remembered and never forgotten.

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January04

Mr. Lee Morris “Lee Lee” Miller

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Funeral services for Lee Morris “Lee Lee” Miller of Montezuma, Georgia will be held Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 1:00 at Zion Grove Baptist Church, Montezuma, Georgia with Reverend Coley Clark, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Lee Morris Miller was born to the late Marvin C. Miller and Dollie Mae Mangram Miller in Cook County, Illinois on January 21, 1961. He was educated in the Macon County public school system and was employed at Southern Frozen Foods for a number of years. Lee was married to Ms. Patricia Lockett and to this union two lovely daughters were born.

“Lee Lee” had a kind spirit and a contagious smile. He was a good neighbor who was always willing to lend a helping hand. Lee passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at his residence. He will be truly missed by his neighbors and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three siblings: Barbara Jean Miller, Darrell Miller and Marvin Miller.

Precious memories of his life will always remain with his loving family which includes his daughters: Sabrina Miller and Jasmine Miller of Fort Valley, Georgia; three grandchildren: Daniel Stripling, Danaysia Stripling and Zamari Hill; his companion, Lillie Mae Green; his siblings: Roy Miller, Morris Miller, Denise Miller, Cynthia Green and Sandra Green; devoted nieces and nephews; Jasmine Miller, Jashaya Miller and Martin Green; his aunt, Mozell Denise Mangram; a host of other relatives and friends including devoted friends: Ernestine Chatfield, Vanessa Fudge, Peggy Fudge, Ronnie Stafford, Lazenksy Oliver, Derek Kaigler, Melinda Green, Jermaine Jackson and James Fudge.

 

 


December23

Mr. Oscar Trice

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 Funeral services for Mr. Oscar Trice of Montezuma, Georgia will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 1:00 at Upper Room Holiness Church, 1637 GA Hwy 90 W, Oglethorpe, Georgia with Elder Michael Burden officiating.

Oscar Trice was born on April 2, 1949 in Montezuma, Georgia to the late Mattie Cromer West and the late Green Trice. He was educated in the public schools of Macon County and was a graduate of D.F. Douglass High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served his country. He received an Honorable Discharge on January 30, 1977.

Oscar was a compassionate man who loved his family dearly. He was a devoted caregiver to his brother Jim Trice and sister Elois West. On Saturday, December 23, 2017, Oscar Trice departed this earthly life for sweet eternity with His Heavenly Father. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Sammy Lee West, Buster James West and Elois West.

Precious memories will always remain with his loving family which includes his brothers: John (Ida) Bogan and Jim Trice of Montezuma, Georgia and G.L. (Dorothy) Trice of Bowling Green, Florida; his Godson, Anthony Worthy, Jr.; a host of loving nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

 

 

 


December16

Mrs. Deborah Ann Gordon Wallace

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Funeral Services for Ms. Deborah Ann Denise Gordon Wallace of Americus, Georgia will be held on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 12:00 noon at Friendship Baptist Church, Americus, Georgia. Interment will follow at Eastview Cemetery.

Deborah Ann Gordon Wallace was born on February 10, 1960 to the late Louise Gordon and Norman Gordon. She was educated in the Americus City School System and was employed at Mental Flint Breezeway. She enjoyed reading, doing arts and crafts, and spending time with family and friends. Our Father called our beloved Deborah Ann home on December 16, 2017.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son, Antonio Moran Gordon; three sisters: Gwendolyn Josey, Sarah Elizabeth Gordon and Vanessa Butts; two brothers: Kenneth Lee Gordon and Ulysses Butts; and one grandson, Tavis Jones, Jr.

Precious memories of her life will forever live on in the hearts of her six children, which include her beloved daughter, Kimothy (James) Wallace, five sons: Jamie (Tosha) Wallace, Timothy (Connie) Wallace, Jonas (Tiannia) Wallace, Julius (Jaquitta) Wallace and Johnathon (Jabra) Wallace; her grandmother, Rosa Bell Anthony; her sisters and brothers that loved her dearly: The baby girl, Evette (Dwight) Christmas of Marietta, Georgia, Craig (Lisa) Gordon of Smyrna, Georgia, Tyrone Gordon of Jacksonville, Florida, Larry Gordon, Tyrone Thompson, Herman (Rhonda) Stephens, Charlie Foster and Robenna Robinson of Americus, Georgia, Edgar (Eula) Butts and Rufus (Christina) Thompson of Marietta, Georgia; twenty-six grandchildren, five devoted grandchildren: Demarcus Wallace, Ny’aisa Wallace, Ja’kayla and Jekyhla Berry and Ty’aisha Jones;  a devoted niece, Janice Tucker Floyd; two devoted great nephews: Jamarius Bullard and De’vonte’ Tucker; two  devoted friends: Stella Jackson and Duane Welborn, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

December10

Ms. Jacquelin Fay Floyd

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Graveside services for Ms. Jacqueline Fay Floyd of Columbus, Georgia formerly of Americus, Georgia will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 2:00 P.M at the New Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. W.G. Grover officiating.

Jacqueline Floyd was born on November 15, 1965 in Americus, Georgia to the parentage of the late Mr. Andrew Lee Floyd, and the late Mrs. Viola Jordan Floyd, She was educated in the Sumter County Public School System.  One of her favorite things to do was listen to music. In addition to being a great mother and sister, she was also a hard working lady that loved taking care of others. Jacquelin passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the home of her sister. She was proceeded in death two sisters: Shirley Floyd and Wanda Floyd, and one brother Andrew Floyd Jr.

She is survived by two sons: Author James Jones Jr., Jacor Floyd both of Columbus Georgia; one sister, Pamela Floyd of Americus, Georgia, one brother, Lonie (Tierra) Floyd of Americus, Georgia; five uncles, three aunts and a host of nieces, nephews and friends including, Vickie Floyd, Ms. Snoopy and Lois Floyd all of Columbus, Georgia

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


December01

Mr. Roosevelt James

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The Funeral Service for Mr. Roosevelt James of Montezuma, Georgia will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 11 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church in  Montezuma Georgia. Mr. Roosevelt James was the former chairman of The Macon County Commissioners. He made his transition on December 1, 2017 at The Perry Hospital.

Mr. James is survived by his wife, Rebecca James; his children: Ronney (Mary) James, Dennis (Regina) James, Anita James Pettiford, Sandra James Jordan, Lucinda J. (Walter) Jolly, Brenda J. (Mack) Brannon, Melvin (Oscilla) Adams, Phyllis (Ronnie) Collins, Mary Ann Adams and Beverly (Alexander) Ellis; his brothers: Elmo James, Leroy (Shirley) James and Lynmore (Faye) James; a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

November24

Mr. James Edward Butts

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Graveside services for Mr. James Butts of Americus, Georgia will be held on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 2:30 at the Eastview Cemetery.

Mr. James Edward Butts affectionately known as “Hoof” was born on March 30, 1951 to the late Edgar Butts Sr. and the late Mrs. Eunice Lee Floyd Butts. James was educated in Public School system of Sumter County.  He joined the Perry Grove Baptist Church at an early age working on the Usher Board.   He loved to play spade.  He worked at Sheffield Hardware, Davidson Rubber Co., and Austin Urethane and Glover.  He enjoyed playing with his nieces and nephews giving them neck and back rides.

James died peacefully on Friday, November 24, 2017 at Emory St Joseph Hospital in Atlanta, GA. He was preceded in death by three brothers: Edgars Jr., Ulysses and Jennilee Butts and one sister, Bernice Butts.

James leaves to cherish his memories, one daughter Daphney Hollis; four sisters: Mildred Sneed, Smithville GA, Janice R. Butts, Bobbie Wise and Thelma & Freddie Evans all of Americus, GA; two brothers: Eddie Butts of Americus, GA and Wilbert Butts of Atlanta, GA; two devoted nieces: Gail Peeples and Tonya Walker; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Odena Jackson of West, Palm Beach FL;  three grandsons, a host of nieces, nephews and friends including Sarah Smith, Miller & Jean Rush, Eula and James Merritt and Willie Walker.


November23

Mr. Johnny Waters

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Funeral Services for Mr. Johnny Lee Waters of Americus, Georgia will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 11:00 a. m. at Mountain Creek A. M. E. Church with Elder Larry Franklin, Sr officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Johnny was born on July 22, 1956 in Sumter County, Georgia to Mrs. Mattie Waters and the late Mr. Willie C. Waters, Sr.  On Thursday November 23, 2017 Johnny departed this earthly life at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center.

Cherished memories are left in the hearts of his loving and devoted wife of 19 years, Mattie Sue Banks Waters of Americus GA; his daughter, Melissa Rouland of Atlanta, GA; two step children: Matthew Banks and Bernita Banks both of Americus, GA; his mother, Mattie Waters of Americus, Georgia;  fourteen brothers and sisters and their spouses: Willie C. Waters Jr., of Americus, Georgia, Alfred J. Waters of Atlanta, GA, Deborah G. Colbert of Americus Georgia, Royzell Waters of Live Oak FL, Patricia A. (Jimmy) Reynolds, Glen R. Waters, Dwayne I. Waters, Lorenzo L. (Sekeithia) Waters, Rachel L. Waters, Shonna V. Waters, Micquelyn N. Waters, Marc A. (Regina) Waters, Matthew D. Waters all of Americus, Georgia and Raven P. Waters (Kevin) Binn of Columbus, GA; uncles and aunts: Charles (Nina)  Russell of Newark, NJ, S. T. (Lola) Sampson of Americus, GA, Eddie (Virginia) Sampson, of Los Angles, California, Lois T. Taylor and Mary Russell both of Americus, Georgia; mother and father-in-law: George and Mattie Banks of Americus, GA; sisters-in-law: Donnie Mae (Eddie) Williams, Georgia Tyner, Betty Ann (James) Garrett, Mary Ann (Robert) Thomas, Nancy Bruce all of Americus, Georgia and Bobbie Jean (Jerome) Waymon of Aliquippa, PA; one brother-in-law Cavin Snipes of Americus, Georgia.  A host of nieces, nephews and a devoted friend, Otis Williams also survive.

 

 


November20

Mr. Norman Vincent Tuff

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Graveside services for Mr. Norman Vincent Tuff, Sr. were held on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 2:30 P.M. at Champ Waters Cemetery in Montezuma, Georgia with Minister James Harrison and Pastor Jerry Sanders officiating.

Mr. Norman Vincent Tuff, Sr. was born to David Tuff, Jr. and Mildred Harrison Tuff on January 21, 1966 in Montezuma, Georgia. Norman acquired his education in the public schools of Macon County. He departed this life on November 20, 2017 in Kyle, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, John A. Tuff.

Cherished memories are left with his wife, Lisa C. Tuff; children: Myeshia Tuff of Atlanta, Georgia, Shontay and Norman Tuff, Jr. of Austin Texas; grandchildren: Dontrey and Mari Tuff of Austin, Texas; stepdaughters: Kiswanda Williams and Diandria Sanders of Montezuma, Georgia and Tiara Sanders of Atlanta, Georgia; step grandchildren: Sequoya, Brandon and Kemya Williams and A’lasia Sanders of Montezuma, Georgia and D’Royveon Clark of Atlanta, Georgia; sisters and brothers: Rose Marie (Marvin) Brown, Wayne Tuff, Keith Tuff and Malcolm (Barbara Renee) Harris of Montezuma, Georgia, David Tuff, Delois (Glenn) Tuff-Bivens and Shirley (Willie) Tuff-Wilson of Miami, Florida and Mamie Ann (Amos) Keith of Manor, Texas; aunts and uncles: James Thomas and Jessie Bell Spivey of Byromville, Georgia, Ulysses and Zettie Mae Hankerson, Douglass Harrison, Mary Liza Harrison and Bobby Harrison of Montezuma, Georgia, Carrie Mae Vines of Newark, New Jersey, and Charles and Geraldine Harrison of Tampa, Florida; father-in-law, Thomas (Liza) Sanders of Montezuma, Georgia; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Ronnie Smith, Antoine Sanders, Thomas (Dorothy) Oliver, Angela (Willie Joe) Mathis, and Tonya Sanders of Montezuma, Georgia and Pastor Jerry (Brittany) Sanders of Americus, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving relatives and friends.

 

 


November20

Mr. Thomas L. Smith Jr.

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Mr. Thomas L. Smith, Jr. age 64 of Andersonville, Georgia died on Monday, November 20, 2017 at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by West's Mortuary.